Volunteer this Christmas!

At Marmalade Trust we rely on our team of volunteers to make our Christmas Day lunches extra special. Without our dedicated community of friendly and committed volunteers we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Would you like to help us make Christmas Day special for lonely and isolated people?

This year (2018) we will be inviting 150 Marmalade guests to join us for lunch on Christmas Day and will require over 100 volunteers to support the event. If you live in Bristol, South Glos or North Somerset and have time to spare we would love to hear from you. Our three main Christmas roles are summarised below.

We’re delighted that our Christmas volunteering roles are very popular so we recommend you apply as soon as possible.  To apply please complete our online form here or download the application form.

Volunteer roles available for Christmas 2018

Lead Volunteer:

All Lead Volunteer positions now filled for 2018! Only Driving roles now available.

As a Lead Volunteer you will play a key part in helping to coordinate and run a successful Christmas Day event at one of our venues. Your main responsibility is to ensure our Christmas Day guests and our volunteer drivers are appropriately connected and turn up at the right time, the right place, and on the right day! Click here to download the detailed role outline and person specification.

Driving Volunteer:

As a Driving Volunteer you will be responsible for collecting one or two of our guests from their home on Christmas Day and driving them to/from one of our venues. This role is suited to volunteers who can spare approximately one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon on Christmas Day. It is also possible to carry out just one part of the journey however we do prioritise volunteers who can do both. Click here to download the detailed Driving Volunteer role outline.

General Volunteer:

All General Volunteer positions now filled for 2018! Only Driving roles now available.

As a General Volunteer you will carry out the same duties as a Driving Volunteer, however you will stay for the duration of the meal to support the Lead Volunteer with the smooth running of the event and help our guests feel settled, happy and most importantly, have fun! Click here to download the General Volunteer role outline.

Kelly live on BBC Bristol volunteering last Christmas

Work based volunteering

Are you a social media wiz, a design genius or even a highly organised administrator? At Marmalade Trust we’re keen to hear from skilled professionals who are looking to gain experience in an up and coming charity.

In return for a few hours each week supporting our head office functions, you’ll receive:

  • Experience working in a rapidly growing charity
  • The opportunity to utilise your skills for a meaningful cause
  • Ongoing support and training where necessary
  • A professional reference to go on your CV

If you have a skill to share then we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteer form

Personal Information

Your Name*

Your Email*



Tel number*

Next of Kin (name and tel no.)*

Do you have a current DBS? (previously known as CRB?)

Anything else you think we should know? (including specific skills/areas of interest etc)

For Drivers

Car type:



Volunteering Options

Please tick which Christmas role you would like to apply for and/or what other volunteering opportunities you are interested in…

Christmas 2018:

Lead VolunteerDriving Volunteer (two-ways)Driving Volunteer (one-way a.m.)Driving Volunteer (one-way p.m.)General Volunteer

It is helpful for us to have a few health professionals among our Christmas volunteer team as a small number of our Members have slightly higher needs.

Are you a healthcare professional?

If Yes, in what capacity?

And/or do you have experience supporting any of the following groups of people:

People with mild dementia

People with mild learning disabilities

People with mild mental health problems

Please note that experience of working with any of the above groups is not essential for our volunteer roles so please still apply!

Other volunteering opportunities:

Raise awareness of Marmalade Trust

Help us to organise events – planning etc.

Other – do you have a specialist interest or skill?

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